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BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

Biomedical waste management has recently emerged as an issue of major concern not only to hospitals, nursing home authorities but also to the environment. the bio-medical wastes generated from health care units depend upon a number of factors such as waste management methods, type of health care units, occupancy of healthcare units, specialization of healthcare units, ratio of reusable items in use, availability of infrastructure and resources etc. The proper management of biomedical waste has become a worldwide humanitarian topic today. Although hazards of poor management of biomedical waste have aroused the concern world over, especially in the light of its far-reaching effects on human, health and the environment. The quantum of waste generated in India is estimated to be 1-2 kg per bed per day in a hospital and 600 gm per day per bed in a clinic. 85% of the hospital waste is non-hazardous, 15% is infectious/hazardous. Mixing of hazardous results in to contamination and makes the entire waste hazardous. Hence there is necessity to segregate and treat. Improper disposal increases risk of infection; encourages recycling of prohibited disposables and disposed drugs; and develops resistant microorganisms. The new bio-medical waste management rules has hence been notified to efficiently manage the generated bio-waste in the country. Download The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 Classification of Bio-Medical Wastes: The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified medical waste into eight categories:
  • General Wastes
  • Pathological
  • Radioactive
  • Chemical
  • Infectious to potentially infectious waste
  • Sharps
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pressurized Containers

Rules and Amendments

YearBiomedical Waste Treated by captive treatment facility (in Kg/Day)Biomedical Waste Disposed by captive treatment facility(in Kg/Day)Annual Report
20191169.761169.76Click Here
202036592427.4Click Here
20213852.583659.1Click Here
Sl.No. Name of the District Total Bio-Medical Waste Generated (in kg/day) Total Bio-Medical Waste treated by HCFs (in kg/day)
1 West Tripura 2756.96 2646.34
2 Sepahijala District 81.49 76.66
3 Gomati Tripura 124.4 102.68
4 South Tripura 135.9 119.76
5 Khowai Tripura 117.93 109.48
6 Unakoti Tripura 24.35 23.2
7 Dhalai Tripura 135.51 116.36
8 North Tripura 476.04 464.61
TOTAL 3852.58 3659.09
(Source : Tripura State Pollution Control Board for the year 2020-21)

Public Complaint

1. Dr. Bishu Karmakar,
Member Secretary (9436169779)

2. Sri Prakash Paul,
Jr. Env. Engineer (9612769715)

Address

Tripura State Pollution Control Board
Parivesh Bhawan, P.N. Complex,Gorkhabasti, P.O. Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura-799006
Email:tripuraspcb@gmail.com
Phone: 0381 2312589

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